• MVCC Micro-credentials

What are micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are groups of three to four courses that can be taken as a standalone program or can eventually be stacked to earn a degree or certificate. They are designed to help students quickly develop relevant skills to prepare them for entry-level employment or per-diem work, and can help those currently employed gain additional training to advance their career.

MVCC’s micro-credentials can help to bridge the gap between college and a career, giving students a competitive edge before completing a degree program.

MVCC also has partnered with digital credentialing platform Credly, which empowers the College to officially recognize individuals for demonstrable competencies and skills.

Micro-credential Programs

School of STEM - Career

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School of Business and Hospitality

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Available programs:

For more information, contact:

Christine VanNamee
Dean, School of Business and Hospitality

315-792-5497
cvannamee@mvcc.edu


School of STEM - Transfer

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Available programs:

For more information, contact:

Jake Mihevc
Dean, School of STEM - Transfer

315-792-5653
jmihevc@mvcc.edu


Kitchen Competencies:

Food Preparation This micro-credential will provide an early milestone for our Culinary Arts students as well as a credential for workforce development based on meetings with area employers looking for a specific skill set for their operation. Courses include:

Introduction to Baking:

student baking a cake This micro-credential will provide an early milestone for our pastry arts students as well as a credential for workforce development based on meetings with area employers looking for a specific skill set for their operations. This the first of two micro-credentials in baking. Courses include:

Advanced Baking:

student working on a pastry project This micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for our pastry arts students as well as a credential for workforce development based on meetings with area employers looking for a specific skill set for their operations. This is the second of two micro-credentials in baking. Courses include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Maintenance

student performing maintenance on a droneThis micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for RPAS students as well as a mechanism to upskill the incumbent workforce to perform maintenance and routine service of RPAS, ensuring the aircraft conforms to design and safe operating conditions. Courses include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Operations

student having a drone operation trainingThis micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for RPAS students as well as a mechanism to upskill the incumbent workforce to perform as RPAS pilots and mission planners for both multirotor and fixed wing RPAS. Courses include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems-Data Analysis

student working on geographic info systemThis micro-credential will provide a mid-program milestone for RPAS students as well as a mechanism to upskill the incumbent workforce to collect, validate, georeference, and analyze data rendered from RPAS missions. Courses include:

Information Technology Support

student attending the IT support lectureThe IT Support Professional microcredential is designed to prepare students for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company. The micro-credential will introduce IT troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security. This micro-credential, with integration into the Computer Information Systems program, is designed to prepare for employment in this continuously growing field as well as provide a foundation for further education. Courses included: